The Justice Department says it will appeal a ruling by a Washington-based federal judge ordering ex-White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before congressional impeachment investigators. With her decision late yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson established that senior administration officials aren't immune to subpoenas just by invoking executive privilege. "Presidents are not kings," she wrote.
Is this a victory for Democrats? Not exactly: While advisers can't refuse to show up, they're still free to stay quiet by invoking executive privilege on specific questions.